All articles by Nick Ferris

Nick Ferris is a data journalist based in London. He has previously worked at Greenpeace Unearthed, The MailOnline and The Straits Times. He is a graduate of the MA in Investigative Journalism at City University. Contact Nick at: nick.ferris [at]

Nick Ferris


Exclusive: How just 25 oil companies are set to blow the world’s 1.5°C carbon budget

A new Energy Monitor investigation reveals how Big Oil’s extraction plans continue to fly in the face of climate science.

Can desalination save a drying world? 

The falling price of technology and growth in renewables mean desalination is fast becoming a key climate adaptation tool for dry countries.

Weekly data: Britain is building four times more solar and wind than Germany

Just 2GW of solar and wind is currently under construction in Germany, compared with more than 8GW each in Spain and the UK.

How to reach ‘zero waste’ alongside net zero

The UN unanimously adopted a landmark resolution on ‘zero waste’ in December 2022, but reaching that endpoint will be complex, with massive scope for greenwashing.

Why critical minerals won’t hamper the green hydrogen revolution

The diversity of electrolysis solutions means that critical minerals are not likely to be a big issue as green hydrogen scales up.

How green lobbyists helped drive unprecedented EU climate action in 2022

The green lobby is increasingly exerting influence over EU policy, but are politicians listening hard enough? Data journalist Nick Ferris and Jessica Burley from Planet A, a Berlin-based investment fund that backs European cleantech start-ups, investigate.

The ten countries that produce the world’s dirtiest electricity

Renewables may be booming, but some countries remain almost totally powered by fossil fuels. We take you through the worst offenders.

Weekly data: How one field has transformed Norway’s oil fortunes

Norwegian oil output is set to increase 13% next year – despite calls to wind down production to reach net zero by 2050.

Why banks are key to turning the tide on oil and gas

Banks provide the bulk of new oil and gas financing, and most have yet to introduce any oil and gas exclusion policy.

Adaptation lessons from Israel’s Negev Desert: A source of climate hope

Israeli desert farms show how we can adapt to a changing climate, but future adaptation will be limited without stronger energy transition.